The newly launched ferry service is providing an alternative to flying among the Hawaiian islands, but environmentalists are not happy with it. There was a much more subdued protest in Maui, as well.
I’m not sure what to say about this because I don’t think it’s something tourists ought to have much voice in. The people of Hawaii need to figure this one out, and no doubt they will.
Update 8/29: The Superferry service has been suspended.